The program is led by the OASIS Initiative in collaboration with Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) at Université de Ouagadougou (UO), Université Abdou Moumouni (UAM), the Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), Expand Net and USAID’s Sahel Resilience Learning (SAREL) project.
The program consists of three elements:
• A week-long intensive training from January 25 to 30, 2016 in Ouagadougou (Costs covered by program)
• A year-long mentorship program to support participants in setting and achieving professional goals
Ideal candidates will have a strong track record in leadership and have a strong ambition to further develop as leaders. Female applicants are especially encouraged. Applicants must be West African, be fluent in French, be between the ages of 25 and 45, be residents of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Mauritania or Senegal and have at least 5 years’ experience in one of the following areas: